extrovert

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Etymology[edit]

A variant of extravert, popularized in psychology by Phyllis Blanchard's 1918 "Psycho-Analytic Study of August Comte", equivalent to extro- +‎ vert.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstɹəvəːt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstɹəˌvəɹt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)t

Noun[edit]

extrovert (plural extroverts)

  1. (informal psychology) An extroverted person: one who is outgoing, sociable, and concerned with outer affairs.
    • 1918 April, Phyllis Blanchard, "A Psycho-Analytic Study of August Comte", American Journal of Psychology, p. 163:
      In order to understand the marked contract between Comte's mental attitude during his early years and that of his later life, we must keep in mind Jung's hypothesis of the two psychological types, the introvert and extrovert,—the thinking type and the feeling type.
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Technical papers in psychology overwhelmingly prefer extravert, the variant used by Carl Jung, although the spelling extrovert is more common in general use.

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Adjective[edit]

extrovert (comparative more extrovert, superlative most extrovert)

  1. (informal psychology) Alternative form of extroverted: outgoing.

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Verb[edit]

extrovert (third-person singular simple present extroverts, present participle extroverting, simple past and past participle extroverted)

  1. (transitive) To turn or thrust outwards.
    • 1671, John Webster, Metallographia, p. 197:
      The external and combustible Sulphur... is... protruded and extroverted.

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extrovert m

  1. (psychology) extrovert

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